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PUBLIC eat+drink

34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in North Adams
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow .. ! This is my new go to restaurant in the Berkshires ! We went for the first time Saturday night .. It was wonderful ! I have a bunch of allergies ... I explained this to our food server Kate .. She was wonderful and followed through with me a couple of times .. I enjoyed a small... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every time we visit North Adams, we have to stop by PUBLIC for dinner. It's cool vibe, great service and unique menu items (and drinks) means we always have a great time! Can't leave town without it!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After visiting MassMOCA, we walked over to PUBLIC for a late lunch. Although we waited quite a while for both our beverages and our food after ordering, we were very happy with them when they arrived: good craft brews, a cup of jalapeno corn chowder, a turkey roll-up and a fall vegetable flatbread were all consumed within a matter of... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great food at great prices and enticing craft beer and wine selections make this the go-to restaurant in town. Not to be missed.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were staying nearby and looking for a good, casual dining experience. While the references seemed to be about "comfort food," the menu was far more than that, although the chicken pot pie was tasty as well as sophisticated. Four of us all enjoyed food and ambiance, and welcoming service. A very pleasant place to be in North Adams.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a great find in a very quiet town. The bar staff were really friendly and it was a great place to sit at the bar and soak up the atmosphere so we probably stayed longer than intended. Although we didn’t eat here, the food coming out of the open kitchen looked great, especially the flat bread pizzas.

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visiting the North Adams area and looking for a good spot, this will do it. Easy parking around the corner. Good beer and wine selection made the entrees go down real easy. Large desserts hit the finishing spot.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The dress is casual, the food is excellent with many choices and daily specials. A nice variety of beer also. The service was good and not a long wait unless the city has a major event going on. Call and check in with manager on wait times.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Public is one of our go to date restaurants. The food is always good, whether from the menu or the specials board. It's a nice atmosphere, lively but still a place to have a good conversation

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Oneonta, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a late lunch at PUBLIC. This was our first visit there. We went there based on our friends recommendation. The space was fun and inviting. It had an excellent lunch selection. I had a hard time deciding what to get. My husband had the reuben panini, and I had the falafel. The service was great, but it took... More 

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Additional Information about PUBLIC eat+drink

Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone Number: 413-664-4444
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub

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